Hanyu 1990

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Batch 1
Hogshead + Sherry Butt Finish
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Single Nippon Malt Whisky
Bottled for
Full Proof Europe
nl Netherlands
Added on
07 dec 2009 10:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5271.00

24 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Hanyu 1990

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.97 points.

  1. neilm scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    The entire series was amazing - super smoky followed by a savoring sweetness - I would recommend these bottles to anyone who enjoys heavy flavors

  2. Marcallan38yo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This bottle was sold 2000€ on The Whisky Auction Society (WAS) in March 2017.

  3. JVermij scored this whisky 75 points Expert Junior

    tasted it in 2009. Not quite my taste. Could buy it at 120 Euro a bottle.

  4. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.755 € at Whiskyauction in July 2015

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Complex animal from a lost distillery.
    • Nose
      On the nose I get wonderful rum-raisins and milk
      chocolate with liqueur. Prunes with candied sugar. Chestnuts! Something meaty,
      too, that makes this very interesting.
    • Taste
      It is full and creamy and fills the mouth completely
      with a spicy whisky on cinnamon, cloves and liquorice. The sherry translates
      into banana, dades and bitter oranges. Wonderful touch of smoke! The oak slowly
      but surely becomes loud, but the whole is as balanced as a tightrope artist.
    • Finish
      The long finish remains spicy and sweet.

  6. ALouis scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The alcohol is controlled, no aggressiveness and the nose is balanced. Attack on sherry, spices, dates and dried fruits. Some vinous notes, old spirits like plum or cognac. On the 2nd nose chocolate appears as well as slight marine notes, on algae and iodine. Some touches of varnish but very discreet. A superb Japanese cask sherry nose, refined and complex; not without remind of good Karuizawa like the 1973. After adding water the nose evolves on caramel, figs and prune.
    • Taste
      A beautiful sherry without astringency, on chocolate and spices. The texture is oily. The palate evolves on fruits, figs and dates in particular. The 53% do not feel and the addition of water brings him just a little astringency.
    • Finish
      Long enough finish on sherry notes.

  7. magic_slim scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Recommended high quality bottling from this sadly dismantled distillery. It demonstrates why Hanyu is one of my all time favorites.
    • Nose
      Warming with the typical rum-raisin or plum-in-madeira chocolate aroma at first nosing that you can find in so many sherry wood matured whiskies. This one is perfectly balanced and oh so tasty. It is also sweet and aromatic with notes of chestnuts, marzipan and high quality oloroso sherry.
    • Taste
      Rich and bold, completely dominated by sherry aromas, spices and old wood, which adds a slightly bitter component. Additional notes of nutmeg, liquorice, dates and prunes. A lovely full bodied taste.
    • Finish
      Long with the sherry lingering on and on. Remains always pleasant.


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